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19J016 Student Assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Development of a blockchain-based energy market application

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Position description
The student will support the development team on the further development of a local energy market application, including:
• The integration of an agent-based simulation model with a blockchain data ledger
• The development of a user story, and the development of an interface for mobile devices to interact on the local energy market

Optionally, the work could be carried out as a Master Thesis.

Required qualifications
• Student in the area of Computer Science and/or engineering (e.g. energy, industrial, mechanical engineering etc.)
• Knowledge on blockchain protocols (Ethereum, Factom, Hyperledger Fabrik etc.)
• Interest in the evolution of blockchain technologies and new technologies
• Knowledge on application development preferred (java, javascript, python etc.)
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Good knowledge of English is mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 7 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: 40 hours per month
• Start: as soon as possible
• Remuneration: 460€/month, exact hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J016.

For additional information concerning the work please contact: Samrat Bose: samrat.bose@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1445 or Enrique Kremers, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1451, enrique.kremers@eifer.org

 


 

19J015 Student Assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Evaluation of the ammonia market

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Description of the project
Chemical storage of energy can be considered via hydrogen or carbon-neutral hydrogen derivatives. One example is ammonia, which has been identified as a sustainable fuel for mobile and remote applications and high caloric energy carrier to store electricity. NH3 is CO2-free if produced from renewable electricity. The Solid State Ammonia Synthesis (SSAS) concept consist in the production of NH3 directly from H2 (from water) and N2 (from air). It exists no commercially available SSAS systems and achieving ammonia synthesis at intermediate temperatures and ambient pressures through a Proton Conducting Cell (PCC) is a promising alternative. The target is to evaluate the economic and environmental impact of the SSAS in comparison with the actual production methods.

The assigned tasks involve
• Evaluation of the actual ammonia market (production, consumption, storage, transport)
• Mapping of the main actors of the ammonia market
• Evaluation of the actual cost production of ammonia
• Evaluation of the environmental impact of the ammonia production (CO2 emission)
• Evaluation of a new business model based on SSAS

Your profile
• Studies in the area of energy economics and/or engineering
• Background / interest on markets, energy
• Synthetic and analytical thinking, ability to work in autonomy
• Ability to write/communicate in English mandatory, French / German highly desirable

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months (Start as soon as possible)
• Working hours: 39,5 hours per month
• Remuneration: 460€ - basis / hourly rate depending on the student’s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, TechnologiePark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11-76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J015.

For additional information concerning the work please contact: Dr. Julian Dailly:
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105 1352 dailly@eifer.org

 


 

19J014 Studentische Hilfskraft (d/m/w)


Title: Sozialwissenschaften, Umweltwissenschaften, Klimaschutz / Klimaanpassung, Stadtplanung

Das Europäische Institut für Energieforschung (EIFER) ist eine gemeinsame Forschungseinrichtung der Electricité de France (EDF) und dem Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) mit Sitz in Karlsruhe. Am Institut widmen sich über 100 Wissenschaftler interdisziplinär und international aktuellen Forschungsfragen in den Bereichen Energie in Städten und Regionen, Energieressourcen und dezentrale Energieumwandlung sowie Energie- und Umweltökonomie.

Stellenbeschreibung
Wir suchen eine studentische Hilfskraft im Rahmen eines Projekts zum Thema „Umgang mit urbanen Hitzeperioden“. In der studentischen Arbeit soll ein vergleichender Überblick über Strategien und Maßnahmen in Frankreich und Deutschland erarbeitet werden am Beispiel von zwei städtischen Fallstudien. Neben technischen Maßnahmen soll dabei ein Schwerpunkt auf die Potenziale zur Kommunikation und Kooperation zwischen verschiedenen Stakeholdern aus Verwaltung, Industrie und Dienstleistung, Zivilgesellschaft und Wissenschaft gelegt werden. Darüber hinaus sollen Nachhaltigkeits-aspekte analysiert und bertragbarkeitspotenziale ermittelt werden.

Aufgaben:
• Literaturrecherche für Frankreich und Deutschland bzgl. Hitzepläne auf nationaler Ebene und beispielhafte stadtspezifische Maßnahmen zum Umgang mit Hitzeperioden am Beispiel der Städte Straßburg und Karlsruhe
• Soweit möglich, Gespräche mit Stakeholdern in beiden Städten
• Übersicht von Maßnahmen in beiden Städten und eine erste Bewertung von Nachhaltigkeitsaspekten sowie von Übertragbarkeitspotenzialen identifizierter „best practices“
• Präsentation der Ergebnisse und Abschlussbericht

Voraussetzungen:
• Immatrikulation an einer deutschen Hochschule
• Sehr gute Sprachkenntnisse sowie Kommunikationsfähigkeit in Deutsch und Französisch
• Erfahrung im Umgang mit qualitativen Methoden der Sozialforschung von Vorteil
• Guter Umgang mit MS Office Anwendungen
• Selbständigkeit, Zuverlässigkeit
• Interesse an grenzüberschreitendem Arbeiten zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich

Konditionen:
• Der Vertrag ist zunächst auf 3 Monate befristet, Verlängerung auf 6 Monate ist möglich
• Vergütung: 450 €-Basis / Stundensatz und Stundenanzahl in Abhängigkeit vom Ausbildungsniveau
• Start: so bald wie möglich
• Arbeitsort: Technologiepark Karlsruhe, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Kontakt:
Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen unter Angabe der Stellennummer 19J014 an jobs@eifer.org.
Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen in einem Dokument, Format pdf, max. 5MB.
Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an Frau Martina Leucht, Tel. 0721 6105 1310 / leucht@eifer.kit.edu oder Frau Pia Laborgne, Tel. +49 (0) 721 6105 1353 / laborgne@eifer.org

 


 

19J013 – Internship Proposal


Title: Investigation and mapping of hydrogen projects in France and Europe

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Hydrogen can be considered both as an energy carrier (energy storage, fuel for transportation devices etc.) and as an industrial raw product used in different sectors of the industry (steel, glass, food, chemicals, plastics, etc.). Electrolysis enables carbon free generation of hydrogen directly at end application sites and hence is a promising option for decarbonizing some industry sectors and developing energy smart-solutions for industrial environments/applications.

The student will investigate public databases in order to get information about European and National projects involving hydrogen. In this context, he/she should be able to understand the potential success of these projects. The student will be responsible then to get more information on the most interesting hydrogen projects, evaluating their future scalability and repeatability.

The assigned tasks involve
• Survey the hydrogen projects in Europe
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in France
- Get detailed information on the most interesting hydrogen projects
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK)
• Emerging conclusions / Key factors for success
- Interactive maps, able to show all the main characteristics of each project (e.g. coordinates, sector of application, funders, etc.)
- Evaluation of the success, future scalability and repeatability of the main hydrogen projects developed in France

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Knowledge in Geographic information system (QGIS/ArcGIS - intermediate level)
• Analysis of public databases (mostly written in French)
• Fluent in French and English, additional knowledge of German would be of value

Conditions
Duration: 6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
Monthly compensation: 450 €


Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J013.
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Renato Luise: luise@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1418.

 


 

19J010 Internship Proposal


Title: Production of a hydrogen-based demonstration module
EIfER (European Institute for Energy Research, www.eifer.org) was established in 2001 as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). The institute gathers about 110 research employees and offers comfortable working environment equipped with advanced research facilities (Technologiepark, Karlsruhe).

Description of the project
The goal of the project is to build a small Hydrogen demonstration module, which will represent the whole chain of competences developed in EIfER around hydrogen-based technologies: production, storage, transport, distribution, use. The idea is to build a compact and pedagogical object showing the different step of the process, useful for workshops, teaching activities, visitors etc.
It already exists some commercial fuel cell model kit, but they do not include all the different hydrogen aspects studied in EIfER. Each part should be easily replaceable for an easier maintenance and the module will be easily transportable.

The assigned tasks involve
• A survey on the existing solutions
• Definition of requirements / purchase of the elements
• Conception and assembly of the demonstration module
• Regular reporting to the supervisor

Required qualifications / skills / interests
• Studies in process engineering
• Background on fuel cell, electrochemistry
• Ability to conduct a literature review about a specific topic
• Ability to work in autonomy and to organize own work with minimal supervision
• Ability to write/communicate in English and either in French / German highly desirable
• Discipline and regard for confidentiality, security and safety at all times

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months (Start/end dates to be defined)
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Compensation: 450€ monthly
• Places of work: EIFER, TechnologiePark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11-76131 Karlsruhe and KIT-ITCP, Engesserstraße 20-76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org.
Please refer to the offer number 19J010!
For additional information concerning the work, please contact: Dr. Julian Dailly, Tel.: +49 (0) 721 6105 1352, Email: dailly@eifer.org

 


 

19J011 Student Assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Evaluation of regulation of electricity markets and monitoring of related business models

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France SA (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Germany. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees. The team "Policy Analysis and Energy Market Studies" is currently looking for a student interested in regulatory and market challenges occurring from the Energiewende.

Position description
The student will support our team on:
• Monitoring and analysing regulatory developments in electricity markets across Europe with a strong focus on Germany
• Literature research and evaluation of business models
• Quantitative analysis

Required qualifications
• Student in the area of energy economics and/or engineering (e.g. industrial
engineering)
• Interest and knowledge on electricity markets, renewable energy and related
regulation
• Fluent German (oral and written) and good knowledge of English is mandatory
• Synthetic and analytic thinking and the ability to understand systemic interactions
with other fields
• Advanced analytical skills (e.g. Excel, Python)

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 7 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: 40 hours per month
• Start: as soon as possible
• Remuneration: 460€ - basis / hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated team, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer “19J011” !
For additional information concerning the work please contact Manuel Eising, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1375, manuel.eising@eifer.uni-karlsruhe.de

 


 

19J008 Offer for students (f/m/d)


Title: Evaluation of local energy consumption

EIFER/ Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The urban system group is currently looking for a student who is interested in working on the evaluation of local energy assessment.

Work description The student will be involved in online research, translation and various tasks related to a research project about environmental economics, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Required qualifications
- Student in humanities or ecological studies
- Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Very good writing skills in English (and potentially French)

Conditions
- Duration: from April to December 2019 (40 hours per month)
- Starting as soon as possible
- Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Remuneration: 460€ - basis / hourly rate depending on the student´s education level

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer number 19J008!

For additional information concerning the work, please contact Loraine Roy (roy@eifer.org),
Tel.: +49 721 6105 1413.

 


 

19J004 - Offer for students (f/m/d)


Title: ESRI based Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) for 3D city data

EIFER (Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration
between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an
international team of more than 100 researchers.

Description of the offer
The Smart City Lab (SCL) at EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) and the Liegenschaftsamt at the City of Karlsruhe are exploring novel immersive visualizations of smart city relevant information. In the frame of a master thesis, we would like to explore multiple new methodologies for the visualization of urban 3D city data at multiple scales. Until recently, we have developed several interfaces based on open-source technologies such as three.js, Cesium.js, and Glob3m in house. As more and more use cases in production settings are in demand we would like to explore and implement different options using the ESRI infrastructure. In the last years, ESRI has just released its new ArcGIS Runtime SDK (https://developers.arcgis.com/arcgis-runtime/) that will also allow the development of native AR and VR application on Android and iOS. The main aim of this thesis will be the implementation of an AR and VR app based on the ESRI ArcGIS Runtime SDK based on the 3D city model from the city of Karlsruhe and it applicability towards smart cities applications.

Main working tasks
- Development of a prototype using the ESRI ArcGIS Runtime SDK
- Development of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality modes in the Runtime SDK
- Integration of the 3D city model of Karlsruhe and auxiliary data (e.g. energy data, utility infrastructure data, sensor and IoT data)
- Testing of the prototype application with a use case for the city of Karlsruhe that will be shown in the EIFER Smart City Lab and at the City of Karlsruhe

The assigned tasks may be performed in the framework of a master thesis.

Required qualifications
The position is aiming at students in informatics, geodesy und geoinformatics.
- Good overall programming skills
- Experience in .NET, iOS, and Android are a plus
- Experience with mobile application development (Android or/and Apple iOS)
- Experience with ESRI products and development are a plus
- Understanding of spatial data types and data base concepts
- Motivation of learning new technologies in an exciting new field
- English and / or German language skills

Conditions
- Duration: 6 months
- Start: as soon as possible
- Compensation / Remuneration: 460€ - basis / hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
- Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org
- Please refer to the offer number 19J004!
For additional information, please contact Dr. Jochen Wendel (wendel@eifer.org) or Dr. Syed Monjur Murshed (murshed@eifer.org).

 


 

19J002 – INTERNSHIP PROPOSAL


Title: Development of a tool for the pre-dimensioning of innovative propulsion systems for ships

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today, EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

One focus of EIFER’s activities is on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, from carbon free production via water electrolysis to different applications of hydrogen and fuel cells, including stationary production of electricity, industrial applications and hydrogen mobility. In particular, hydrogen used in fuel cell vehicles and boats can enable to decarbonize the transport sector and reduce local pollution in cities.

The aim of this internship is to develop a spreadsheet tool to pre-dimension a "low-carbon" propulsion system and to evaluate the costs (CAPEX, OPEX) and associated environmental benefits. A preliminary study will be carried out to identify the technologies (electric batteries, fuel cells, hybrid propulsion) and types of boats (passengers, freight) to be considered.

The work is part of a broader project on hydrogen mobility and its implementation in territories. The student will work closely with inland waterway experts and practitioners to ensure that the tool and the results provided will be fully exploitable.

The assigned tasks involve
1. State of the art in electric propulsion/motorization solutions (battery and fuel cell)
a. Identification of existing projects in inland waterway and maritime transport
b. Review of the technological (type, power, efficiency, lifetime, maturity), technical (system integration, control) and economic characteristics of the identified solutions
2. Use of cost-benefit analysis and pollutant emission calculation methodologies to benchmark innovative solutions against conventional fossil fuel solutions
3. Development of a tool allowing the technical-economic pre-dimensioning of inland waterway propulsion solutions, based on 1. and 2.
4. Writing of an internship report and an explanatory note on how to use the tool

Required qualifications / skills / interests
• Master Student in Energy/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or similar
• Previous knowledge of the energy and inland waterway sector would be an asset
• Fluent in English and either German or French
• Experience in programming in at least one programming language (C++, Matlab, VBA)
• Knowledge of economic and environmental analysis and hydrogen technologies would be of value but is not mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 6 months, starting as soon as possible
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in French or English) with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org.
- Please refer to the offer number 19J002!
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Annabelle Brisse, brisse@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1317 or Paul Haering, haering@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1348

 


 

17J010 - Internship Proposal


Title: Data analysis of hydrogen refueling stations in demonstration projects

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today, EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

One focus of EIFER’s activities is on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, from carbon free production via water electrolysis to different applications of hydrogen and fuel cells, including stationary production of electricity, industrial applications and hydrogen mobility. In particular, hydrogen used in fuel cell vehicles can enable to decarbonize the transport sector and reduce local pollution in cities.
There are already hydrogen refueling stations in Europe. However, there is still the need to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the mass market, in terms of reliability, safety and efficiency as well as the economic viability of the business models proposed. In order to assess these criteria, EIFER is involved in several demonstration projects.

The hydrogen team of EIFER is currently looking for a student in the scope of demonstration projects on hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

The assigned tasks involve
- A literature review of the state-of-art
- Structuration of the field data available.
- Data treatment and analysis of the performances of the installation. The analysis will cover: the efficiency of the entire station as well as specific components, the analysis of the availability of the equipment, the analysis of the behavior of the users of the station.
- Development of programming tools enabling to perform automatised reports and analysis of the installations. These tools will be based on SQL and Matlab.
- Perform a technical-economic assessment of the installation
- Depending on the advancement of the previous tasks, the student may be involved in additional activities related to the demonstration project
- Writing a feedback report on the activities
- Contributions to writing deliverables of the project.

The assigned tasks may be performed in the framework of a master Thesis.

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in mechanical/electrical engineering. The following skills are mandatory:
- strong knowledge in energy sciences, including thermodynamics
- fluent in English and either German or French
- previous experience in programming in at least one programming language (C++, Matlab, etc.)
- basic understanding of SQL data base & SQL programming would be of value but is not mandatory
- knowledge of hydrogen technologies would be of value but is not mandatory

Conditions
- Duration: 6 months, starting at soon as possible
- Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
- Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in French or English) to jobs@eifer.org.
- Please refer to the offer number 17J010!
For additional information concerning the work please contact: David Colomar, colomar@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1719.

 


 

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